U.S. Sens. Edward Markey and Richard Blumenthal urged the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to investigate potential widespread risk for consumers because of vulnerabilities in auto information and entertainment systems.
After revelations that some vehicles with UConnect radio systems could be hacked and controlled remotely, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles today issued a recall notice for 1.4 million vehicles to fix the security hole.
While the automobile industry pursues more secure internal bus architectures, experts say no network firewall will ever be totally tamper-proof, and it's more important to be able to detect and stop an attack rather than block it.
Two U.S. senators want the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Trade Commission to establish federal standards to secure cars and protect drivers’ privacy against cyber attacks.